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policy

 [pol´ĭ-se]
a plan of activity or behavior that serves some end such as being expedient or beneficial.
health care policy subfield of political science covering the making and implementing of decisions by public administrators and elected legislators to improve the health and well-being of the public.

policy

[pol′isē]
Etymology: Gk, politeia, the state
a principle or guideline that governs activities in a facility that employees or members of the institution or organization are expected to follow.

policy

A statement of intent by an organisation to follow a particular course of action.

policy

Health insurance A contractual agreement between an insurer and insured, which sets forth the rights and obligations of both parties to the agreement. See Any willing provider policy, Claims made policy, Commercial policy, Major hospitalization policy, Occurrence policy, Trolley car policy, Wrap-around policy Vox populi A series of rules or guidelines promulgated by an authorizing body. See Federal policy, General policy, Guidelines, HISP policy, Local Medicare review policy, No nit policy, Mexico City policy, PHS policy, Zero tolerance policy.

policy,

n the document embodying the insurance contract.
policy holder,
n under a group purchase plan, the employer, labor union, or trustee to whom a group contract is issued. In a plan providing for individual or family enrollment, the person to whom the contract is issued.
policy period,
n the time during which an insurance contract affords protection.
policy year,
n the year commencing with the effective date of the insurance contract or with an anniversary of that date.
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This paper presents the Asta-Ja ENRPF consisting of Asta-Ja policy guidelines and the Asta-Ja policy cycle.
The following analysis breaks apart a thirteen-year sample and examines futures prices over different stages in the monetary policy cycle and around turning points in the trajectory of policy.
Studying public policy cycles and policy subsystems.
Thus, we consider both possible business cycles and policy cycles in our empirical tests.
For example, Chapter 4 explains the connection between governance modes, the policy cycle, the tools of implementation and tool selection criteria.
The value of knowledge and evidence in VET policy cycle is not about having it available, but rather ensuring a proper use of that knowledge and evidence with the objective to improve the implementation process and to improve performance of different actors in the system.
Taking four examples of the use of evidence in the UK over the past decade, this paper argues that evidence can be used instrumentally, conceptually and symbolically in complementary ways at different stages of the policy cycle and under different policy and political circumstances.
Further, we believe monitoring is a critical component for evaluating the results of policy decisions and, as such, is necessary for completing the policy cycle and ensuring that dynamic systems are managed in an adaptive way (Hessing et al.
They introduce the notion of the "policy cycle" as a staged, sequential, and iterative model of the policy-making process and focus on the role of civil servants, industry representatives, members of environmental organizations, and other actors within the policy cycle in order to elucidate the pattern of policy change.
In this respect, the ETF helps countries to gather information from different sources and fosters policy dialogue at all policy cycle stages based on the networking of in-country stakeholders.
Joachim Fels, Global Economics Team, Morgan Stanley Weekly Bank Research Center 10-05-09 As the Policy Cycle Turns.
Sterling has recently appreciated against the euro and the dollar, primarily as a result of the divergence of monetary policy cycles and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the situation in Greece.

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